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First edition. 350pp, 24 illustrations in colour and duotone, 3 maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Fine (new). ISBN 0522852602 ***The winner of the fourth (biennial) Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize, awarded by the Australian Association for Maritime History and the Australian National Maritime Museum. François Péron was a zoologist on Nicolas Baudin's expedition to Australia and the Pacific 1801-03. He wrote the first part of an historical account of the voyage (before his premature death in 1810), in which he sought to destroy his commander's reputation. His account contained a great deal of anthropological material concerning the Tasmanian Aborigines, and the zoological specimens he gathered formed part of the most comprehensive contemporary collection of Australian natural history.
Title: Francois Peron : an impetuous life : naturalist and voyager.
Publisher: Melbourne, Miegunyah Press (MUP): 2006
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